For the LA Con IV (Worldcon in L.A., 2006) website.
Inspired by the David Bowie song, "Heroes":
I can remember standing by the wall
And the guns shot above our heads.
And we kissed as though nothing would fall.
And the shame was on the other side.
Oh we can beat them for ever and ever
Then we can be heroes just for one day.
For me, this is what Love is.